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Elementary LMS Orientation


Session Facilitator: Chimère Neal, Resource Teacher, Library Media Programs




  1. Overview
    1. Essential Question: How can we start developing a high-quality library program? 
  2. Setting the Stage
    1. Group Activity: Paper Chat (Discovery S.O.S. Strategy) - Library Spaces
    2. Marketing Books and eBooks in the LMC
  3. Great Expectations
    1. Consider your expectations for behavior, procedures, and other protocols in the library media center. 
    2. Student self-circulation
      1. Kiosk mode
  4. Savvy Social Media 
    1. Virtual Library Presence
      1. Ensure that you have a library webpage linked from your school's main webpage. If you are the Webmaster, you should receive training on this, if not you can create a template to give to your webmaster for inclusion on the website.  
      2. Information to include as a start:
        1. Staff information, hours (before and after school), BCPL Partnership information, Digital Citizenship/ Growing Up Digital, Digital Content/ Snapshot & Support pages, Parent Library Card application link
        2. Social media accout (Twitter), Mission and Vision statements, and newsletters and brochures an be linked later on as these are developed.  
    2. Twitter
      1. Create a Twitter account for your school library. 
      2. Tag your school and use #bcpslms when you Tweet about things that happen in the library or upcoming events. 
      3. Follow BCPS Library Media Programs @BCPSLMP and other BCPS LMSs.  
    3. Information and Resources
      1. 5 Reasons School Librarians Should Use Social MediaTamiko Brown, Scholastic Edublog
      2. 10 Tips to Master Social Media at Your Library, EBSCOpost  
  5. Instructionally Speaking... 
    1. Schoology- If you have not joined the Elementary Library Media Group, please join using the Access Code- 8DN3W-DGGB3 
    2. Introductory Folder
    3. Adapted Curriculum 
    4. Where to Begin/ Organization 
    5. Implementation 
  6. C.S.I. (Curated Support for Instruction) 
    1.  Schoology Support- Help Center
    2. Lesson Planning Resources- Lesson plan templates, AASL Standards for Learners framework, lesson objectives/ learning targets resources, formative assessment resources and more.
    3. Online Research Models, Slam Dunks and K-12 Research Guides
    4. Innovative Learning Wiki- information and resources to support blended learning. 
      1. Digital Content and Database Information
      2.  Snapshot and Support Pages
      3.  Direct Linking Guidelines
    5. Elementary Database Summary Matrix
    6. Baltimore County Public Library Information and Resources 
  7. Help! I Need Someone... 
  8. Reflection- Let's Roll! 


Session Presentation